Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 5, 2011


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver remarks at the 41st Washington Conference on the Americas, co-hosted by the U.S. Department of State and Council of the Americas, at approximately 9:20 a.m. on May 11, 2011, at the U.S. Department of State.

This year’s conference, “Opportunities in a Changing Americas,” will also feature remarks by President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa of Mexico, President Mauricio Funes of El Salvador, Minister of Finance Juan Carlos Echeverry of Colombia, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Senator John McCain of Arizona and Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela. The full program can be found here.

This event is open to credentialed members of the media. Please RSVP to Alex Andrews at aandrews@as-coa.org.

Morning Session with Remarks by Secretary Clinton: 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Pre-set time for video cameras: 7:30 a.m. from the C Street entrance.
First access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.
Final access time for all press: 10:20 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.


Luncheon Session with Remarks by Mexican President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa:

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Pooled press coverage. For more information, contact WHAPress@State.Gov.

PRESS CONTACTS:
Council of the Americas
Alex Andrews
aandrews@as-coa.org
(212) 277-8384

U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
Darla Jordan
whapress@state.gov
(202) 531-5678

U.S. Department of State
Office of Press Relations
(202) 647-2492

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license or passport). Please allow adequate time to process through security.



PRN: 2011/698